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I'm just someone who loves to draw and entertain people. Ever since I can remember I have been drawing silly little comics. Now I've taken this passion to new levels by sharing here on DA. Most know me for my Mass Effect related stuff but I also have my own webcomic called "Clyde n Owen". I love being random and if I can put a smile on your face, then I've succeeded in my goal.
    So much has changed for me in the last year and a half.  A real roller coaster ride.  2014 and 2015 will be years to remember my entire life.  Good and bad.  We're three quarters of the way through 2015 and I find myself sitting here reflecting on how I got to this point.  How did I make it to this point in the year with everything that has happened to try and push me down.
    "Wait!  What are you talking about?  You're usually a pretty happy guy."
    Yes, I'm usually a pretty happy camper.  (ugh, I hate that word now...)  But the past year has seen me go through one of the lowest points in my life.  But as I sit here thinking on it, that time felt so far off and how everything has changed so much since then.  Perhaps we should start at the beginning.  Genesis 1:1  "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."  Ok, maybe not that far...

    Early last year my family finally sold the house we had been living in for many years to move to a new property where we were then going to build a new home.  Four of us and three indoor cats were now living in a tow-behind camper as the new house was built.  It wasn't all that bad at first.  There was no elbow room but we adjusted accordingly.  I now had plenty of free time to draw but no Internet.  Thank goodness for free wifi at fast food restaurants!
    This was a period where I was creating a lot of fun stuff and sharing it here on DeviantArt.
    Then August 13th, 2014 happened.  Life Lessons
    With the loss of my first computer, I began the slow decent into what I can only describe as a depression.  Movie projects and art projects alike were all lost.  And a week before I began my first semester in college.  All enthusiasm for drawing was lost.  This is where I am the most grateful for all my watchers.  Reading the comments you have left has often lifted my spirit on some rather dreary days.

    Winter took a heavy toll on not just myself, but my whole family as well.  I had a Christmas I would be ok with forgetting.  I was eager to move on to the next year.  I wanted to leave 2014 behind me as soon as humanly possible.  (Which, by the way, is at a rate of approximately 365 days per year.  Just so you know.)  2015 is the year of change.  But boy, did it start off like crap!
    As winter turned into spring, my mood continued to degrade.  I couldn't stand to be around people anymore.  Not even my own family.  I was really beginning to hate living in that camper.  But there was no where else I could go.  I used to say that 'I have tons of patience but not a lot of tolerance.'  Well, I was now running short on patience.
  "Wow, this is not at all fun to read.  Where's the silver lining?  There has to be some good here.  When are we getting to the good?"
    That's what I wanted to know as well.

    The end of June is where everything changed once again.  The new house was now far enough along to move into!  Praise God!  The dark days were now behind me!  A real bed!  A real shower!  And as of last week, CAKE!!!  (A year and a half without homemade cake!)  The frown has been turned upside down.  :)
    "I think we've been able to tell."
    It has only been a few months now, but those long dark months now seem so far away.  I sit here and am just amazed at how much I've changed just in attitude.  I've gone from uncaring and upset all the time to a happy camper again.  (ugh, there's that word again.)  The desire and joy for drawing has returned in full force.  And am so happy and thankful for a place, a community, where I can share my art.

    2015 still has a few months left in it.  If you had asked me four months ago about this year, I would have told you I want to just skip it and try out 2016.  But now I'm excited for the rest of this year!  I say, 'Bring it!'  I'm laughing again.  I'm drawing again.  I'm not getting enough sleep but thats my own darned fault!  And now I want to share my happiness through my art.
    "So, what are you getting at."
    That's just it, I don't really know.  I don't know what I should do right now other than draw what I want and share it here with all you awesome people.  ('cause,you know, you are awesome!!!  That ain't no lie.)  I'm still trying to figure out how I can be more interactive with all of you.  To get started, I'm trying to respond to more comments than I have in the past.  All I now is, I want to continue to show how much I appreciate you guys and that I want to be more than just someone who posts art but doesn't take enough time to really engage with their audience.

    So if you've made it this far through the wall of text, congratulations!  (I'm sorry but hey, it's sorta what a journal is for.  Words.)  I might not know for sure what to really do with regards to engaging you all more actively and often.  Maybe that can be one of our first challenges.  What ideas might you have?  What could I do?  How can we make this fun?  Because, if it isn't fun, why do it?
    2015, the year of change.  From bad to AMAZING.  That's what we will make of this year.  I know that together, we can have some amazing times before the New Year rolls around.  Let's send 2015 out with a Time Lord sack full of great times and welcome in 2016 with eager anticipation for even more amazing times!

Come on!  Let's do this!!!

Gosh, I just got really pumped writing that last paragraph...  I need to go draw something.



Deviant Activity with Small-Jessamine by fakefrogs
Deviant Activity with Small-Jessamine
Welcome one and all to a new feature!!!

Welcome to my Deviant Activity with (Enter Deviant's name here)!  (Still very much a work in progress title.)

In an effort to start being more engaged and to get to know those who watch me better, I've decided to try out some new projects.
Earlier in the week I asked Small-Jessamine if she would be willing to be the first to try this out with me.  And she gladly excepted.  Yay :) !  And she did an AMAZING job, as you can clearly see.

So thank you again (broken record time) Small-Jessamine!  I hope this was as much fun for you as it has been for me.
Everybody give a hand for Small-Jessamine.

I'm not sure how often I'll get to do this.  My hope is at least two or three times a month.  I am also open to feedback and suggestions on how this could be improved, especially the title of this event.

So who will we meet next time?  I don't know yet.  If you would like to volunteer I will gladly accept your offer.  ("I'm Spartacus!" :) )  Until then, enjoy!

And thanks to all my watchers, I honestly wouldn't be where I am right now artistically without all of your support.

To volunteer for a future feature, be sure to send me a note and I will disclose the details for you.
The Toa of air by fakefrogs
The Toa of air
Spur of the moment, FTW!!!

Was taking a little breather from school work and was looking out my back window when suddenly...  INSPIRATION!

This was my childhood!  :)  I love Bionicle.

As I was setting this up, I told Lewa that I think this was the first time I had brought him outside since like, 2002 or 2003.

Enjoy whatever nostalgia this brings up!
RCT:  White Coat by fakefrogs
RCT: White Coat
For this week's Random Crap Thursday I have a character concept sketch to share.

This character is "White Coat" and is a character in a comic series I first got an idea for back in 2013.  This comic series came about when I was thinking about how many, if any, comics have been done literally from the first person perspective.  I had a long sleepless night when I started imagining what a comic would look and feel like done completely in first person.

I have since left this comic series on the back burner until such time as I decide what will be the best way to draw the panels. (Do I start traditional then go digital?)  And until I can finish designing the third and fourth act in the story.

Enjoy this week's RCT!!!
More Windmills by fakefrogs
More Windmills
I made this for my mom.

This was a fun little challenge.  Doing something using only two colors.

I hope you enjoy this little slice of pure randomness from the mind of yours truly.

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Snake-bit-Pete Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
Thanks for the Llama!
Saronicle Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for watching :iconbummiesplz:
GrayBeast Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
Happy BirthDay~ :3
ZimmyRose Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happyyyyyyy Birthday! I hope it has been an amazing one :)
Small-Jessamine Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday, dear friend! :party: I hope you have a wonderful day :heart:
dethtreeorigin Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
Happy birthday!
ExileBlaze Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
Happy birthday! :) (Smile) 
JesterDK Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the style of your pics! Cartoony and fun! AND Mass Effect! Bonus.
fakefrogs Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
Thanks, I was going for cartoony.
JesterDK Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, you got it!
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